John Bradford (Brad) Hubert of Beverly Hills, MI, passed away on Wednesday, April 15, 2020 at the age of 83 after a brief battle with COVID-19 and pneumonia.
Brad was born to parents Forrest and Kathryn Hubert on April 23, 1936. He grew up in Birmingham, MI as the eldest of three, with brother Peter and sister Christine. An athlete and prominent member of student government at Birmingham High (’54) and a graduate of Dartmouth College (’58), Brad married his high school sweetheart Patricia Ashbaugh in 1959 after a 6-month service in the National Guard.
In 1959, Brad joined his father at the F.B. Hubert company and began a 50 year career in industrial advertising. Brad & Pat had 3 children, and the family was active in the Birmingham community, notably the First United Methodist Church and the Birmingham Athletic Club.
Like his father, Brad was a skilled woodworker and craftsman who always had a project in flight. From a full-sized hand-carved totem pole to finished furniture for the family home, Brad always shared his gifts for the benefit of others. An avid sports enthusiast, Brad played basketball, volleyball, tennis, platform tennis, and pickleball. He was devoted to his family, and treasured regular summer vacations up north with the entire clan. With a gleam in his eye and music in his soul, Brad loved to entertain people with singing, ukulele, and dancing. He had a wonderful sense of humor and loved to laugh and share funny stories and jokes.
Brad is survived by his wife Pat of 61 years, of Beverly Hills; their children Linda Denecke of Cincinnati, OH, Jennie (Vince) Notarantonio of Royal Oak, MI, and Dan (Heather) Hubert of Dexter, MI; grandchildren Shannon & Caroline Denecke, Dominic, Curtis, & Lucas Notarantonio, and Amanda & Janelle Hubert. Brad is also survived by his brother Peter (Margaret) Hubert of Tucson, AZ, and sister Christine (C.J.) Privett of Greenville, NC.
The family is so grateful for the prayers and condolences of friends and family. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in Brad’s honor to Cure Alzheimer’s Fund.